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CNN
Aug 12, 2009 9:00am EDT
massing. she's in iowa this morning. we'll take you there in just a moment. cnn's jim acosta is looking at the president's fight now to get his health care message out and whether or not that message has changed at all. he'll answer his critics as well. then our dr. sanjay gupta is actually taking some of your questions. health care reform and your college students. what you need to know. we'll get to all of that. >>> first we begin in iowa where a leading republican faces the prospect of a long day and short tempers. senator chuck grassley is holding four town hall meetings on health care reform. senior political correspondent candy crowley is in winter set. candy, once again this could get pretty heated. >> it could. but remember, first of all, that i was pretty used to political debate, that senator grassley has been around the u.s. senate for three decades, been around iowa a lot longer. he's a farmer here, native of iowa. he says he's been to -- hosted about 2,800 town hall meetings over the course of his senate career. so he's seen a lot and he's seen a lot of heated debates. he s
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2009 12:00am EDT
of iowa who has a remark and testimony and his own him and, please, receive them at this time. >> well, i went to think chairman norman, ranking member, members of the subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to testify today. i'm not the experts, i am just a congressman from the second district of iowa an area where we have essentially our own katrina in june of 2008 and is really this was wonderful for me and at the outset here to listen to my colleagues. and i really appreciate what you have to say because well in new orleans is that the soda and of the line if you will as far as mississippi river is concerned, and we're way of north there are a lot of things when what i think we have in common in terms of our thoughts about how to do this differently and i do what two say at the outset i think fema did a good job in iowa. and has done a good job but there are a lot of things that obviously can be changed so i'm looking for to working with you in the future as to how we can change things and i want to say at the outset that i said three out with this first happened in iow
FOX News
Aug 13, 2009 1:00am EDT
is heading to iowa. he joins us. i love iowa, but it does not have beaches, no mountains are climbing, no disney world to take the family. there is only one reason people go to iowa, so what is up? you are going to iowa. >> do not being dissing i know i was so much. greta: i said i love iowa. >> wisconsin is neighboring iowa. look. i was invited out by the american future funds, and they asked me to come out and give a speech, so i reached out -- by the american future fund. i am speaking. yes, i went to iowa because i am very concerned about what is going on in america right now, and as you know, i come here on fox, go on the radio, and i write, and when you go and give a speech in iowa, people pay attention to what you are doing, and that is what i hope to accomplish. greta: i wrote down in the notes. is what you said code for that you are considering 2012? >> i am worried about 2009. this is a very critical time, greta. the reason you are seeing a deep passion -- this is called a transition -- the reason you are seeing this passion is because people are very concerned about not jus
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 2:00pm EDT
cnnmoney.com. have a great weekend. >>> hello, everybody. i am ali velshi from the iowa state fair, des moines, iowa. this is townhall raw. august is make or break month for health care for president obama's efforts to reform health care. for the next hour we will bring you the best of the townhalls that have been happening all week. president, members of congress going back to their districts and hearing from their constituents about health care. now some of the meetings were raucous. but they got questions on medicare, abortion, the so-called death panels. we'll straighten that out as well. there was yelling. there was booing. there was applause. listen to some of it for yourself. >> one day god is going to stand before you and he is going to judge you and the rest of your damn cronies up on the hill! and then you'll get your just dessert. >> this is no less than liberty versus terny and there is no middle ground with whom you choose to stand. >> i don't understand this rudeness. what is this? i don't get it? i honestly don't get it? do you all think you are persuading people when you
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
iowa to campaign, he was a little uncertain about how he could deal with the farm vote. as he reminded everyone, the big crop in massachusetts are cranberries, and he didn't think that the iowa corn farmers could identify with that. last night at the memorial service, showing the senator sailing his beloved wooden mya, giving orders to his grandchildren and kids on board. senator john culver, former senator from the state of iowa, football teammate at harvard of ted kennedy's gave a hilarious account of participating in a race with ted kennedy when john culver who, as he pointed out, came from iowa and only knew about barges on the mississippi river and nothing about sailing. it was a long and cold, and stormy night, and a long and cold following day in nantucket with an extra crewman they picked up off the beach who finally dragged home at 11:00 at night, senator culver said he really never learned much about sailing, but was always invited by his friend, ted kennedy, to go with him, greek islands, mediterranean, the caribbean, hyannisport and concluded to his friend, happy s
FOX
Aug 23, 2009 4:00am EDT
eastern corn belt and iowa were all lower than the usda's august projections. late planning planting in addition to a late summer put the crop at risk for white mold. for detailed reports covering both legs of the tour including a state pie state break town head online to agweb.com. >>> crop watch this week starts in the parks of south texas. this dried up stock tank or pond is on the mcfadden ranch near victoria, texas. bob mccan says it has never gone dry during any other drought in texas. >>> now to the southeast. the usda says corn harvest is well under way. as of monday, 14% of the corn was harvested, 83% of the crop is mature. >>> in pennsylvania, the western been cut worm has moved into the state for the first time. this invasive pest can cause serious damage to corn growers. it was first spotted in july near lake erie but now it is in seven counties in the northeast part have the state. >>> when we come back, al and our round table of crop scouts check in from austin, minnesota, the final stop of the 2009 "pro farmer" u.s. crop tour. the discussion begins this 2 minutes, plea
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 9:00pm EDT
something happened? what if the iowa caucus was not the first event? throughout 2007 senator clinton was cruising in the national poll doing well and performing well in debates compared to obama and buy all measures to she was the inevitable nominee an barack obama was struggling but yet in iowa it was a totally different story. hillary clinton always struggled and iowa her husband never campaigned there when he ran in 1992 there were irrelevant because harkin was running and i had no network she began with a iowa skeptical of her, they did not feel they knew per, iowa was always the most troubling state for the campaign had the race started and new hampshire we may have a different outcome that is where the clintons became the comeback kid is what revived her after iowa in this campaign if that was reversed we may see a different outcome. if obama won the south carolina primary by only nine points rather than 29 points we may have a different race. south carolina was a supercharged battle that involved bill clinton, the issue of race became injected into the campaign that people fel
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2009 11:00pm EDT
things that have happened. >> exactly. santorum is in fact downplaying that iowa visit, but he did say your voice becomes more amplified. sounds like a message from thomas edison. the recording device -- your voice becomes more amplified in a place like iowa or new hampshire. is that the lesson for the republicans? don't change the message. just turn it up to 11. >> don't under estimate the power of sheer volume, keith. the town hall protests have proved anything, in fact you don't need to say anything, just sheer noise. a bit of a display. in a short sentence describe to me the public option. >> an alternative to the -- >> see how effective that is, keith? >> the talking stain commercial comes to mind. santorum and 2012, all the other possibilities seem to have come back to the pack for various reasons. at this point, if the republicans had to nominate somebody today for 2012, who would it be, and you can't pick paula abdul. >> okay. well, judging by the attendance of the sort of right weaning people at the town hall protests i think maybe angela landsbury although then that might rea
FOX
Aug 2, 2009 4:00am EDT
year. unfortunately, iowa is in relatively good shape compared to states like california and illinois levels get started with the news and al pell. >> thanks, john. good morning, everybody. for generations, corncobs in stover simply blew out of the combine to get pild tild into the soil. now the federal government may pay you to collect it for renewable energy. biomass like corncobs is part of the next wave of biofuel production. some companies are already using plant material other than grain to make ethanol. this week, the ag department announced the biass crop assistant pro -- assistance program called b-cap. they say conversion facilities can now register for the program which includes biomass waste from farms and forestry. producers get -- what producers get paid will be matched dollar for dollar up to $45 a ton. for detaild tails on b-cap, contact your local fssa office. >>> meanwhile, signup deadline is drawing near for another usda program. you probably heard about the average crop revenue election or a. c. r. e. according to our, about 400 producers nationwide have signed up
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 4:00pm EDT
universal health care. this exchange from iowa. >> like i said, i'm a southern iowa red neck and i see nowhere in the constitution where health care is a right. >> we would have a bill through the united states senate, one i would not have voted for, but so if anybody criticizing me for negotiating, you've got six weeks to look at a bill that you wouldn't otherwise have, and i don't think that you would have -- i'd have 150 people at my town meeting or maybe 300 people here at my town meeting. >> one clarification. of the 46 million people in the united states without health insurance, not all of them are americans. some of them are undocumented or illegal immigrants in the united states. exactly how many, that's a subject for debate, but it does go into the millions. >>> talk of death panels. government takeover of health care, those and other things have been mentioned in the debate. but how do you know what's true and what's not? the white house wants to set the record straight. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. he's working this part of the story. lots of f
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 6:30am EDT
iowa. and his stepsister who was also at one time under the control of this man, had the second highest hair follicle count ever. and the part of the book that is about him is also not just him as a parent but it's about his parents as well. and they live up in independence, iowa. >> but laurie arnold's parents -- >> no, i didn't speak with laurie's parents, no. >> anybody else? how about somebody from -- >> there's got to be a question? >> i've been down here for 16 years now. i wondered why i centered on roland. i haven't read it. i'm going to tonight and read it. why was he chosen as a main character versus maybe some of the other meth addicts that you talked to? >> that's a good question. the question was, why did i center the character of the addict in the book on roland jarvis as opposed to any other addict? and the answer to that is that because he would talk to me. [laughter] >> and he was willing to let me into his life for 3 1/2 years. and one of the reasons that he would talk to me is that at one point his doctor had been the man who was sort of within of two principa
NBC
Aug 20, 2009 4:30am EDT
dozen suspected tornados as the weather system moved through minnesota, wisconsin, iowa and illinois. the storms shattered windows and in some regions even leveled houses. six people were treated at hospitals in illinois but those injuries do not appear to be life threatening. >>> well, the man arguably most responsible for the invention of television news died yesterday. although veteran producer donahue wit of cbs news will no doubt be remembered for 60 minutes, he was legacy as a true pioneer in the business of television will be so for quite some time to come. >> everybody who works with me is smarter than i am. >> reporter: you may not know him by sight but for his famous invention. donahue wit died in bridgehampton, new york, wednesday of the pancreatic cancer that had him looking so frail at walter cronkite's funeral just three weeks ago. >> call and ask him to page hugh of cbs. >> reporter: after joining the network in 1948. his tenure there included a decade of work with the legendary everett r. merle. he produced for all three networks, the very first presidential debate be
FOX News
Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
on this. we put people on location in colorado, california, maryland, iowa, new jersey. we have noticed something in common at many of these meetings, it seems that with passions and tempers running so high that issues are drowned out by debate. just because people are yelling, it does not mean that they are getting their message across any more clear. >> i am here today because i believe in town hall meetings. shepard: this senator fielding questions and hearing accusations about the scope of the health care reform. >> how are you going to look at my children and tell them that they will have a better future with 99 trillion dollars that you give that? >> this is not health care reform or insurance reform, this is about government control. >> if you do not stop, i charge you with usurping authority not granted to you as a u.s. an senator. shepard: people showed up to talk to this senator but most of them did not talk about this. >> i am healthy, i just need health care. shepard: in oregon, a man tried to compare obama to hitler. >> the president is supporting genocide against t
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 6:30pm EDT
man many say is the most important member of the senate when it comes to health care reform, iowa's chuck grassley, took his turn on the town hall circuit today. >> we're here with such a large crowd because people fear for america. ( applause ) >> reporter: he was facing standing-room-only crowd at every stop. >> we don't really know what's happening. >> reporter: as the ranking republican on the senate's finance committee, grassley is trying to cut through the noise and come up with a bipartisan health care bill that's acceptable to everyone. >> you know, i have been criticized for being at the table, just like i ought to be sitting in nigh office with my feet up on my desk instead of doing what i'm hired to do. >> both sides trust him. he's not a kool-aid drinker for republicans, he's no right winger and he's not a sellout. >> reporter: grassley made that clear today as he assured voters he will not support any legislation that includes a so-called government option. >> the government really isn't a fair competitor. the government tend to be more of a predator. >> reporter: presi
FOX
Aug 19, 2009 11:00pm EDT
they agreed with a >> fox caught up in iowa with senator grass lee. >> i wish the white house would take a deep breath. and pause. we are talking about health care. that's life or death affecting every american. we are talking about 1/6th of the economy t ought to be broad based. it should not be partisan. >> another g.o.p. health care negotiator en see of wyoming blasted the so-called public option for health care reform, when the white house continues to embrace and liberals covet. >> month nop pleas never bring down costs offer approve efficiencies. government run option is no option at all. >> late toed the president participated in a conference call with leaders of the progressive religious left all over the country. and urged them to use the pulpits to rally folks in the congregation to push for health care reform over the next 40 days. the president called health care reform a core ethical and moral obligation, he said in the debate through distortions some americans are bearing false witness. he spoke specifically of the death panels, calling that accusation a extraordinary
FOX News
Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
cameron is live in ewe dam, iowa where senator chuck ghastly is holding his second meeting today. >> is the third meeting of the day and it has been overflow crowds an agitated iowans. they have all come to talk to chuck ghastly because he is the top republican among three, the lone republicans still negotiating with democrats to pass some sort of healthcare reform. >> how am i going to trust you people to do the right thing? >> i sense that people are scared for our country. >> ranking republicans on the senate finance committee drafting healthcare reform legislation, charles ghastly spent the day reassuring opponents. >> the government is not going to take over the healthcare system. but his ongoing chabbation with democrats has healthcare foes fear he will be caving. >> now the democrats are begging republicans to make it bipartisan. they're dragging them along. that makes conservatives nervous about senator grassley sitting in on some of those meetings. >> the senator argues it is his duty to negotiate, if not to moderate the democrats' proposals at least to know what they're
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
game. we don't know how large the gap is. >> roger simon, did that sound like an iowa senator in iowa saying what his audience wants to hear ready to go back to washington and work hard on health care reform? >> it sounds to me like an iowa politician playing to the crowd. iowa, in terms of the age of its population is one of the oldest states of the union, and one of the highest percentages of people who live in care facilities. seniors, 65 and over is the one age group that barack obama did not carry. one reason is it's the most resistant group to change, which is obama's central message. people out there have their medicare and they're worried about anything changes that. we're only a few days from the 20th anniversary of the famous senior citizen riot in chicago, where danny rostokowski was chased down the streets by senior citizens, because he was trying to raise the cost for an added benefit that they didn't want. it didn't go through. it's very easy to scare seniors. chuck grassley doesn't need to do it to get reelected next year. >> roger, we're going to have to leave it there
FOX News
Aug 9, 2009 6:00am EDT
, well. let's go out to iowa. another town hall meeting, another fiery meeting over healthcare. we saw it over tampa where things came out of hand. police had to step in. we saw what happened in st. louis. well, take a look at iowa last night. had said that he believes these are coordinated efforts to disrupt these town hall meetings. he said a national move to try to disrupt these meetings. >> there were 200 people at this des moines town hall meeting. it doesn't look like the same scene in tampa bay and st. louis. senator par kins feels this is a national effort. here he is from iowa. >> there was an interesting coordinated meeting to interrupt meetings and stuff. i don't expect that to happen here. >> so what is he referring to? "the new york times" reporting democrats are pointing out these people are showing up at these events may look like angry hecklers according to the democrats. but they are saying they are a grassroots effort by the gop to send out lobbying efforts to these different groups and have people paid to go there and speak out and yell. one group theory citing i
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 7:00am EDT
provide counseling to the seniors and disabled, and in iowa they should be able to point him in the right direction, and those for the social security administration that didn't forward him, should be fired. while it's cumbersome, people should be able to get assistance with the premiums and co-payments. and while it's wonderful there is a free clinic in town, those will go out of business if patients who can get insurance, don't. i would encourage him to see if there is a way to get help with that so that he can use part "b". because by law he's entitled to those additional payments. host: finally on our 65 and older line, cheryl from michigan. caller: i was going on the patients' responsibility and checking the bills from the doctors. my primary doctor overcharged me for an x-ray on my shoulder for $169 which i did not have. i didn't care medicare, i give them the chance to rectify that and he removed the charge. and i went to the foot doctor and i am a diabetic and have my nails done, and it was $59, but she had charged me for two other items for $59 each. so i called their offic
CBS
Aug 23, 2009 10:30am EDT
working on the senate plan, republican chuck grassley of iowa and democrat kent conrad of north dakota. then we'll turn to howard dean, the former head of the democratic national committee, who says reform without a public option is no plan at all. then i'll have a final word on how the old master of the capital, lyndon johnson, might have approached all of this. but first, the dog days of health care reform, on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. joining us now from cedar falls, iowa, senator chuck grassley, republican. and here in the studio, senator kent conrad. gentlemen, welcome to you both. i want to start with the most controversial part of this thing. house speaker pelosi said this week that she simply cannot pass a health care reform bill in the house unless it includes the so-called public option -- that is, the government-run insurance program like medicare. senator grassley, you have said -- you'r
FOX News
Aug 16, 2009 10:00am EDT
there and talk about it and one of the trips we'll be taking is to iowa among 0 other places and that raises speculation about a potential run another white house and what can you tell us. >> well, i can tell you that you know, when i accepted the invitation to go and speak in iowa i knew that that would cause people pay attention to what i have to say and it is a very, very critical time in our country's history, this time with cap-and-trade and health reform and the card check issue and unionization issue are three major issues that could really dramatically shift the future course of america. and i want to get involved and to make sure my voice is heard on that and i think that is something to offer, the years of experience i've had in the senate and the house and a good place to serve, as -- and go to iowa and people pay attention. >> jamie: will we see you running for the white house. >> no, look, that is a long way away, and i am really concerned, i mean most sincerely, i am really concerned right now, that the issues that we are debating here are going to -- immensely consequen
CNBC
Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
favor, 44% opposing it. in a first on cnbc jane wells talked to a powerful senator from iowa, chuck grassley. she joins us from iowa with more on that. jane? >> well, we talked to senator grassley who is at the center of the health care tornado, if you will. he says that it did appear over the weekend that the administration was backing off from the public option plan, but yesterday he said he thinks there was some back-pedalling there. here is what he had to say about why he thinks there will be no bill if it includes a public option plan. listen. >> what's wrong with a public option is the think tank says 120 million people are going to opt out. 120 million people opt out, then 15 million people with private health insurance, pretty soon you don't have any private health insurance, and pretty soon you have what they have in other countries, where the government runs everything. and then you have -- and americans will not stand for rationing. when they want an mri, they want it tomorrow. they don't want it in three months like you have to wait for it in some countries. >> so there
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 4:00pm EDT
in iowa at the age of 22, moves to the lower east side, the poorest part of the country, densely emigrant pact area, he becomes a social worker, helps combat tuberculosis wch was a major problem, then he heads up new york's first welfare progr which fdr put in place, a very progressive idea. when fdr creates the federal welfare program, hawkins becomes the relief administrator. his whole life was about social work and helping the poorest people. it is a model we don't associate with top positions in the federal government. >> talk a ltle bit about that. what was that? >> the vietnamese-backed story was sort of jockeying for me to realize this was someone f not only @rought in to the cabinet t fdr loved -- said beginning, douglas s his favorite. he told people the first couple months of his administration he hoped douglas would succeed him as president. knowing that, iwas remarkable to see he was not only very conservative, he came fm a family of -- in arizona, who badly mistreated their workers, his father an uncle, responsible for something called disney bifurcation, where they
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2009 8:00pm EDT
children with autism. tom harkin of iowa talks. this is about two hours and 15 minutes. >> today's hearing is on autism intervention and research. the center for disease control says that one out of every 150 children born this year will be diagnosed with autism. among boys, the rate is even higher. we do not know what causes this disorder. most researchers agree that every discovery seems to raise more questions even though autism has not just one of genetic prospect but many. we still do not know with the turning mechanisms are. many experts think environmental factors may be a play. we do not know what they are exactly or whether they take effect during a child's first few months or years or maybe during gestation. we know a little bit more about interventions. some behavioral interventions in to help. we are nowhere near a cure all. this subcommittee has taken a strong interest in recent years. the fiscal year 2010 appropriations bill that was approved by the committee last week include a range of activities related to what some such as outreach and education, surveillance, med
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 11:00pm EDT
auditorium in iowa. set the stage. guest: this was the turnaround on it for barack obama in fall 2007. one of the things not so well understood in retrospect is that he had a very difficult start up period. each of the great moment of the announcement with a lot of energy. after that, he was not particularly effective as a candidate. he did call himself a slow starter. there's a wonderful moment in late spring 2007 where robert gibbs flies to iowa with obama. the staff is word because they know that obama is down, and happy with the campaign, and happy with himself. gibbs had the kind of relationship with obama that they could talk openly and freely. he knew he could get obama to vent. he basically said to obama that day, look, we know you are unhappy and everything is not perfect, but just find something positive about the campaign and focus on that. do not worry about everything else. obama's said, frankly, there's nothing i feel positive about right now richard obama said. the other person in the room is reggie love, his personal assistant with whom he played basketball act duke. r
HLN
Aug 7, 2009 6:00am EDT
out of the south. we had unsettled action toward iowa now stretching toward illinois. light showers are out the there for the morning. later today it's going to get a little more unsettled as the warmer air continues in and get higher dew points out there and we have a front that's draped across the region. could get severe thunderstorms going by late this afternoon. look at minneapolis. streaks going on by. showers, thunderstorms off toward a your west. you can see right here that's dripping over toward the east too. so heavy rainmakers right there for the morning. severe weather threat, put it in red for you today. most of iowa, a good chunk of minnesota. a good chunk of real estate around nebraska all the way into the montana area too. so maybe a watching for that later this afternoon. as for the east coast, the east coast looks pretty good until you get down toward florida. typical summertime for you. when you zoom on in toward tampa, you're going to get the rain showers coming in later todayful light activity. most of that is ground scattered. most of it is offshore but it come
CNBC
Aug 18, 2009 6:00am EDT
grassley's push to improve iowa's business relationship with over 60 countries. a chance for diplomats to grow relationships and maybe even strike a deal as "squawk box" begins right now. ♪ >>> good tuesday morning, welcome back to "squawk" here on cnbc. i'm carl quintanilla along with joe kernen and becky quick. in studio, byron, incoming chairman of black stone advisory services. a lot to talk with byron about. it's good have you back. >> good to be here. >> we'll get a check on the market. if you're waking up and wondering if yesterday is as bloody as yesterday was, not as bad. futures are up. asia had a reasonably good day overnight. german consumer confidence bouncing a little bit. so, the pain yesterday? >> going to be undone to a degree this morning. >> typical of the pullbacks we've seen recently. one day. remember, about two weeks ago we had one. we were like, you houh-ho and t went right back. one day it will be the beginning of a ten or 15 percenter. you -- is that metal? >> yeah. >> sit down. go ahead. >> 15% down. what do you think, byron? >> 10% to 15%? maybe you're not in
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 4:30am EDT
similar across neighbors states. iowa's fayette county spotted this tornado, that did nearby damage. in stanley, iowa, a tornado flew through this farm. >> i headed to the basement. went to the porch. and come out here. what a mess. >> reporter: storms in central illinois sent at least six people to the hospital with injuries. and left thoughts thousands more without power. >> i watched the roof go across the street. into the other house. and it was pretty wild. >> reporter: the midwest expects more severe weather today, while the east coast focuses on hurricane bill. the category 4 hurricane is now in the atlantic and could cause large swells and beach rip currents by the weekend. >> being in the summertime season, and people wants to go out and enjoy the beach weather, the waters are going to start getting dangerous. >> reporter: bill could pick up steam as it moves north. but here's the catch, forecasters still don't know how close this hurricane is actually going to get to land. jeremy? >> abc's emily schmidt. thanks, emily. >>> ted kennedy is clearly thinking about who will sit in
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 4:00pm EDT
, ali. >> we're here in des moines, io iowa, at the iowa state fair. so busy eating that i country do it, but i'll be with you. >> also. josh levs he is our truth seeker in chief. you can add that to your resume. we'll be looking at questions from our blogs, facebook and twitter and angie holland as well with politico fact inch checking.com. not aligned with any side in this discussion. thanks for your time as well. let just get to all of the questions right now. so, josh, we have heard this week at one of the health care forums about the so-called death panels. this was something that came up actually on a facebook page just about a week, week and a half ago. it was a pesting on former alaska governor's sarah palin's web sincht right. well, she used the term death panel, but we heard many at these town halls give ideas that the government would create groups of people who ultimately decide who's going to live or die, who is deserving of medical care or who is not. the truth squad is back. we tackled t here's our verdict, folks. let's get straight to it. so you can see the verdicts
PBS
Aug 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. to find out what they are talking about, darren gersh spoke with iowa republican charles grassley, a key member of the group. darren asked grassley how much progress the group has made. >> a lot of noncontroversial things that i suppose that you could say there's been a lot of accomplishment on over even far back. but there's always a large share of the issues that are not only complex, but also controversial and there's still a lot of those left to do. >> reporter:? democratic leaders said the bipartisan group should deliver a healthcare plan by september 15th. what do you think of the deadline? >> well, if the majority party made a decision that that's what they were going to do regardless, they could enforce it and do it. but i've always been an advocate for let's do it right. and several reasons for saying "let's do it right." one of them is, you know, healthcare is one-sixth of our economy. when you are restruck you aring that much of the economy you ought to be very careful how you do it. and there ought to be thoughtful. >> reporter: one of the more controversial issues abo
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
states. iowa's fayette county's sheriff's office spotted this tornado that did minor damage. in stanley, iowa, a tornado blew through jim's farm. he took cover with seconds to spare. >> i headed to the basement. the roof flew off the house and porch and come back out here and it's a mess. >> reporter: storms in central illinois sent at least six people to the hospital with injuries and left thousands more without power. in indiana, apartment building could not withstand the wind. >> i watched the roof, i watched through my front window, watched the roof go across the street in the other house. it was pretty wild. >> reporter: the midwest expects more severeeather today while the east coast focuses on hurricane bill. the category 4 hurricane is now in the atlantic and could cause large swells and beach rip currents by the weekend. >> being in the summertime season and people wanting to go out and enjoy the beach weather, the waters are going to start getting dangerous. >> reporter: bill could pick up steam as it moves north but forecasters still don't know how close the hurricane
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 5:00am EDT
somebody's roof hit the car. >> reporter: skies looked similar across neighboring states. iowa's fayette county sheriff's office spotted this tornado that did minor damage. in stanley, iowa, a tornado blew through jim's farm. he took cover with seconds to spare. >> i went to the basement. the roof flew off the house, porch and come back out here and it's a mess. >> reporter: storms in central illinois sent at least six people to the hospital with injuries and left thousands more without power. in indiana, apartment building could not withstand the winds. >> i watched the roof go across the street to the other house. it was pretty wild. >> reporter: the midwest expects more severe weather today while the east coast focuses on hurricane bill. the category 4 hurricane is now in the atlantic and could cause large swells and beach rip currents by the weekend. >> being in the summertime season and people wanting to go out and enjoy the beach weather the waters are going to start getting dangerous. >> reporter: bill could pick up steam as it moves north but forecasters still don't know how clos
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 6:30pm EDT
iowa and minnesota, and twisters were reported in iowa wisconsin, illinois and indiana. >>> still ahead, the government announces when the cash for clunkers will end. not much time left. >>> the powerful drug suspected in michael jackson's death. you might be surprised who is amusing it. that will be our "closer look." >>> and the man who retires tonight after baking a billion twinkies. . (announcer) there are engines... and then there's the twin-turbocharging 365-horsepower-generating, ecoboostâ„¢ engine in the all-new ford taurus sho that has the thirst of a v6 with the thrust of a v8. we speak car. we speak innovation. introducing the all-new taurus sho from ford. drive one. i'm lindy. and i'm joni. we've been best friends since we were two. we've always been alike. we even both have osteoporosisis. but we're active. especially when we vacation. so when i heard about reclast, the only once-a-year iv osteoporosis treatment i called joni. my doctor said reclast helps restrengthen our bones to help make them resistant to fracture for twelve whole months. and reclast is approved to help
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 7:00pm EDT
charges. stkpwh-frpblgts an iowa woman will have one heck of a story to tell her grandkids. the 63-year-old vanished for more than five days, out fishing on a raft. she was sunbned and dehydrated. otherwise okay. the river current tookneer a mile off course and then got heavy brush. now resting at a cedar rapids hospital. >>> if the heat in iowa was anything like it was today, you can understand how that poor woman got sunburned. >> some people went on the bike ride this afternoon. good idea. 98 at dallas. >> blistering. >>> we're going to talk about bill in a minute. first thing first though, we'll talk about our forecast first. the chances of thunderstorms increased tomorrow. and then on thursday, even friday, a pretty decent chance of storms. high temperatures around 90 which is actually not a bad thing because a lot of our lawns have gone brown, it is august here in d.c. for tonight, partly cloudy and muggy. some thunderstorms, at least until about the midnight hour. some temperatures in the low 70s. and sunsets now before 8:00. live doppler 9,000. no warnings out there in the immed
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
coverage tonight. candy crowley reporting from iowa, jessica yellin reporting from washington, d.c. first, dan lothian reporting from the white house. >> you don't know! >> nobody 74 is going to be written off because they have cancer. >> why don't they take the health care being forced down our throat? >> you don't trust me? >> there's a lot of noise in the health care debate, some of which the white house is calling misinformation, that could muddle the message. >> is there any concern at all that if this misinformation machine continues and the record can't be corrected as the white house would like it to be, that it could potentially make it more difficult to get health care reform across? >> the debate is dominated by something that's not true, of course. >> but white house spokesman robert gibbs hopes public support for health care reform will hinge on the facts. >> i don't think the president believes, though, that when all is said and done, that most people will make their decisions on something that is false and something that has been said as false. >> reporter: even as t
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2009 8:00pm EDT
sound to you like an iowa senator in iowa saying what his audience wants to hear, ready to go back to washington and work hard in the back room on health care reform? >> it sounds to pea like an iowa politician playing to the crowd. he doesn't need to scare seniors in iowa. it is what he is doing. to put it in context, iowa in terms of the age of the population is one of the oldest states of the union. it also has one of the highest percentages of people that live and n care facilities. seniors, 65 and older, is the one age group that barack obama did not carry. he lost them by eight percentage points. one reason is it is the most resist tent group to change which is obama's central message. people out there and older people in general have their medicare and have their social security checks and they are worried about anything changing that. we are only a few days from the 20th anniversary of the famous senior citizen riot in chicago when rostenkowski was chased down the street by senior citizens and they pounded on the hood of his car because he was trying to raise the cost of me
FOX News
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
latest one was chuck grassley's. he was in iowa. they are typically very polite and very cordial. brian: chuck grassley is the one who is probably the most vital and probably a point of concern for a lot of republicans. he is in the senate committee that is negotiating. a lot of people were concerned that maybe senator chuck grassley was getting duped into a dream was something. steve: here is senator chuck grassley yesterday in iowa. >> i am a conservative. we expected to vie for us. [applause] stand up. do not give an inch. i want to thank god for glen beck and sarah palin. stand up and fight [applause] we will vote you out. steve: we will blow you out -- we will vote you out. steve: batman personified a lot of frustration people across the country are feeling -- at man personified a lot of frustration people are across the country are feeling. yesterday, and one of the town hall meetings, somebody said read the bill. the guy snapped back, how do you know i have not? another question from a young man in maryland at senator cardin's town hall. >> say my father and my grandfather
FOX
Aug 9, 2009 4:00am EDT
bumps. iowa alone, cash rent is $180 an acre. a correction like this shouldn't come as a surprise. >> we know from our own polling and looking at results that we have seen more weakness and the primary weakness was seen in the january, february, march period. but then the market got a little firmer and some buyers returned to the market this spring. along with a little firmer corn market. and we have seen that the demand for a top quality land firm up a little bit. we may have even seen a floor put in under the top quality land already, at least in some markets. as we look ahead, we're looking for prices to be stable. farmers have their financial house in order. it all depends on the proper margin for grains and soy beans. but it looks like farmers have their margins in order as well. if the proper margins hold up and we could see this market hold itself and be stable for a few more years yet. >> in other news this week, the sign-up deadline for acre, the crop election program is drawing near. eligible producers have until august 14th to turn in their application. if corn dips to $3 a bu
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 9:00am EDT
, mr. loebsack, of iowa who has remarks and testimony of his own. i'm pleased to receive them at this time, mr. loebsack. >> well, i want to thank chairwoman norton, ranking member diaz-balart, members of the subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to testify today. i'm not the expert, i'm just a congressman from the second district of iowa, an area where we had essentially our own katrina in june of 2008, and it's really, this has just been wonderful for me at the outset here to listen to my colleagues. and mr. cao, i really appreciate what you had to say because while new orleans is sort of, you know, at the end of the line, if you will, as far as the mississippi river is concerned and we're way up north, there are a lot of things that, i think, we have in common in terms of our thoughts about how to do this differently, and i do want to say at the outset that i think fema did a pretty darn good job in iowa and has done a good job, but there are a lot of things that obviously can be changed, so i'm looking forward to working with you folks in the future as to how we can change th
FOX
Aug 16, 2009 4:00am EDT
nation's top two corn producing states. >> iowa had 185-bushels per acre, four bushels better than the 181 that the state saw in 2004. now, in 2004 the iowa corn crop looked like fresh laid carpet. it was consistent from -- across the field. it was consistent from field to field. there were a few holes in that 2004 crop but not many. and certainly not as many as we've got in the 2009 corn crop. pushing all the way two 185 is going to take a record ear count which usda says we are going to see. but also take a good solid finish for this crop because we are behind on development. another number illinois at 175- bushels per acre just off four bushes per acre from last year something from the start of the season when we were planting corn in early june or even mid- june nobody thought we were going to be able to get to 175- bushels per acre. >>> chip and his team will conduct the pro-farmer midwest crop from ohio to nebraska will step out to gauge this year's corn crops. the official estimates right here next week on u.s. farm report. >>> nine governors from big pork producing have ask
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2009 2:00pm EDT
seemed to me, was against this plan. he used his way to sort of slow down the conversation. in iowa, many of these people attending their meetings have a relationship with their member of congress or senator even if they're on the opposing view, so everything was civil here. but one thing i was struck by, i was picking up a lot of concern from democrats. there's a lot of sense for democrats how they should be reacting to this. they think the country's getting the wrong view -- >> what about the organizing for america town halls that you also went to? was that the place that would be ground zero for pushback by the white house? >> well, it perhaps was, but one of the first ones i went to in davenport, one man said, what are we doing here? we're all democrats. shouldn't we be out there trying to change minds and votes? that's one of the challenges, sort of the outgrowth of the obama campaign movement is undergoing now, how they should take this on. they were criticized by having people go to members district offices, but what they're saying is they don't want to flood these meetings a
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 12:00pm EDT
des moines, iowa. there he is coming at a dumpster down below. in the upper left he is in a room he called the california room in his ottumwa, iowa house. stephen was quite an unbelievable extraordinary figure. in addition to having stolen something in the order of 25,000 rare books, conservatively estimated to be worth about $20 million over 20 years coming he had collected in and produce a collection it with a collection and the clinton within the collection it were in these bookplates. these are entered into evidence at his trial. you were wondering how in the world did i get these bookplates -- i got on quite legitimately legally, i pay for them. after he was convicted in hear his defense at that trial by the way it was not guilty by reason of insanity. and they did not buy that and he went to prison. but after he went to prison would have been the residue of what had been left of the library, they cannot determine were all the books that come from. these books that were left over in a few of the artifacts were donated to bring university in omaha because then help them determin
FOX
Aug 30, 2009 4:00am EDT
. iowa senator chuck is asking the usda to call 8 areas as disaster area. those counties stretch from sioux city. the state has been hit by three different hail storms this summer. jeff toured some of the fields during the crop tour. >> and here is another thing that not happens in a hail storm. you get this bruising. that's how severe this hail storm was. that's where hail stones hit on this ear. just pounded it. just pounded it. and that's -- that's severe bruising. this is -- this was -- it was a nice corn crop up here. it wasn't a great corn crop because we were getting a little dry, but doggone, now they're just trying to get what they can. >> despite the hail damage, the scouts say iowa will still have a big corn crop, assuming they have a normal finish to the season. >>> for wheat growers, the story is different. harvest season for the winter wheat crop is virtually complete. as of last weekend, the ago department reported that 89% of the crop had been harvested. some fields in idaho, washington, oregon and montana still need to be harvested. >>> now we would like to take
FOX News
Aug 13, 2009 3:00pm EDT
the site slow and on work -- is making the site slow. first, carl cameron at the iowa state fair. >> they are dancing in the streets. he says he is a believer. just a short while ago, he was singing the health care blues. the latest fox news opinion dynamic polls shows in august, we now have 34% of american people favor in health care reform. 49% of post. -- 9% oppos 49% opposed. 14% said the quality of health care would worsen. 11% say they do not trust government. 10% said it will raise the cost. 8% said it would raise the deficit. president obama said that would not happen. shepard: iowa senator was there today. how the docket? -- how did that go? >> he was in and out. senator chuck grassley debating and negotiating with the democrats. he got an earful yesterday. iowa people have taken that level of political information and brought it into the health care debate. it divides the state fair into three parts. those who wanted, those who do not, and those who make the case there's no legislation yet. shepard: that is exactly right. carl cameron, have a good time. the president wi
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